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Northern Kentucky to the Horizon

May 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

Just 4 years after upgrading to Division 1, Northern Kentucky is preparing to also upgrade it’s conference affiliation next year. Northern Kentucky is set to join the Horizon league for the 2015-2016 season after spending it’s transitional years in the Atlantic Sun. The school will become eligible for the postseason in the 2016-2017 season. The move […]

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EKU Considers FBS Upgrade

Feb 1st, 2014 | By | Category: expansion, FBS, FCS, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment
Eastern Kentucky University Conference Realignment

FBS could see another school added if Eastern Kentucky gets it’s way. EKU athletic director Mark Sandy recently gave a presentation to the Faculty Senate detailing why the school should upgrade to FBS and what would be needed to for it to happen. When a school seeks to upgrade from FCS to FBS, they are required […]

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Big Ten Pushes Expansion Timetable – expects 3-5 schools

Apr 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

Big Ten schools will be meeting in DC Sunday-Tuesday for the AAU meetings and are expected to push the expansion issue. Reports indicate that the conference will aim to add 3-5 new schools. Notre Dame remains the top option. But the Big Ten is poised to include 2-4 other schools. East coast schools Rutgers and […]

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Montana Considering Upgrade to FBS

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, WAC Expansion & Realignment

Perhaps the top football program in FCS football, the University of Montana seems to finally be considering an upgrade to FBS within the next 2 years. In a recent interview, UM Athletic Director Jim O’Day confirmed that the athlatic department is in the “preliminary talking stages” for an upgrade. “Right now what we’re doing is […]

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NCAA Requirement Tweak – FCS Upgrades by Invite Only

Mar 25th, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, NCAA News

As part of the ongoing NCAA Leadership Council recommendations, schools in FCS conferences that seek to upgrade to FBS will need to have been invited by an FBS conference. This is similar to the recommendations that Division 2 upgrades need to be invited to join a Division I conference before upgrading. If put in place, […]

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Pac-10 Looks Into Championship Game…with 10 members

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment

In a clear sign that that the Pac-10 is finding it difficult to target profit-generating expansion candidates, the conference is looking into the legislation behind staging a conference championship game. Current NCAA bylaw 17.9.5.2 (c) states that a conference must have 12 members to stage a championship game. It’s just that the Pac-10 doesn’t have […]

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UALR Reveals Sunbelt Contingency Plan is the Summit League

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

In a recent interview, Arkasas-Little Rock AD Chris Peterson revealed that UALR has had discussions with the Summit League about joining should they leave the Sunbelt. Peterson said that the Trojans have had talks with the conference about potential membership given that the Sun Belt has toyed with the idea of wanting every member to […]

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Temple & WKU to MAC Rumors

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

Some rumblings by The Spectrum (Buffalo). But I think they might be basing their reports on something Andy Katz wrote about in 2008, not recently. I think this is the case because in 2008 I wrote a similar blurb based on the same Andy Katz article. There was more talk about expanding the league to 14 […]

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Savannah St. To Join MEAC

Mar 10th, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, school news

It’s been a long time coming for Savannah St. After years without a home, they finally have gotten into the MEAC. From the MEAC: “The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced today that Savannah State University has been extended provisional membership to the MEAC beginning July 1, 2010, as voted on by the conference’s Council of […]

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Notre Dame Reconsiders Stance on Football Independence

Mar 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News, school news

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the possible expansion of the Big Ten could create changes in major college football that force the Fighting Irish to give up their football independence. The Big Ten and Pac-10 have both said they are exploring the possibility of adding schools. Swarbrick says that looming realignment changes could […]

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